Counting of votes underway for Beed Lok Sabha bypoll

Counting of votes for the bypoll to Beed Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra is being held on Sunday.

Mumbai: Counting of votes for the bypoll to Beed Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra is being held on Sunday.

Around 66 percent polling was recorded in the Beed Lok Sabha bypoll, which was held simultaneously with Maharashtra Assembly elections on Wednesday.

Pritam, daughter of the late BJP leader Gopinath Munde, is contesting from the Beed Lok Sabha constituency in a bid to inherit her father's political legacy.

Pritam's main rival for Beed Lok Sabha seat is former Congress minister Ashok Patil.

Top leaders of BJP, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah, had addressed campaign rallies for Pritam, while NCP leaders Sharad Pawar and Ajit Pawar campaigned for their party nominee in the district.

Shiv Sena and NCP had chosen not to put up a candidate against Pritam.

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